For one journalist embarking on a seven-year journey to retrace the footsteps of early humans, the biggest obstacles are man-made.
Why the Cuban government's new law relaxing travel restrictions isn't what it's reported to be.
Millions of Muslims from around the world begin the hajj -- a journey to the holy city of Mecca.
President Hugo Chávez’s victory in the presidential election has some Venezuelans wondering whether it's time to leave.
Tunisia’s new government has declared war on sleaze -- but that’s much easier said than done.
With the stroke of a pen, a new bill in Congress could slash the number of Palestinian refugees -- and open a world of controversy.
Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.
Meet the children left behind when mommy and daddy go to the factory.
Breakneck growth has made China an economic miracle. But will the destruction of families prove to be too high a cost?
Obama may be well-liked by the people of Latin America, but smiling and waving won't clean up the mess the United States leaves on their table.
The city is making great strides, but 20 years of violence can't be erased in a day.
Can a small farming town's remarkable protest against corrupt officials spread across China?
Republicans are freaked out about what a libertarian isolationist in the White House would do to American power -- but not all Democrats are.
After two foreign-policy debates, we still have no idea what most Republican presidential candidates would do about the actual issues facing America abroad.
We know plenty about what Rick Perry, the GOP's newest presidential front-runner, thinks of America. But what about the rest of the world?
Anders Behring Breivik, Norway's mass murderer, was a fan of my writing. Here's what I found within his perverse 1,518-page manuscript.
Why are shark attacks on the rise? Because the balance of power between man and shark lies firmly -- too firmly -- with man.
Anders Behring Breivik is not alone. In fact, Europe has many more dangerous extremists than anyone thinks.
Europe's financial crisis is a Titanic moment, threatening to bring down not only the EU's major economies, but its political raison d'être. Is it too late to save the ship?